Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
at sandy hook elementary school and at a oakland church this week, many say schools and churches are the safest places forchildren. ktvu's care -- for children. ktvu's cara liu is live where they are holding a lock down which is meant to be fun and safe. >> reporter: we are three hours into the event, the music is going, kids are dancing, having a good time. a concert set to get underway in just over an hour. >> reporter: this is the church lock down. >> i have been in a jumper and it is so fun. >> we did the photo booth pictures. it is fun because it is free. >> it will be a long night but we are excited about that. >> reporter: 200 kids locked in the church for 24 hours. >> our chaperons are expecting to be up all night long with the goal the kids will go to sleep at some point but last year they didn't. >> reporter: she says her granddaughter has been waiting all week for this. >> it is awesome for the kids. and the more positive activities there are to get involved in the less trouble on the streets. >> we want the kids to look back and say, you know, i came, it put me on a p
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
will be buried. he opened fire at sandy hook elementary school and killed 20 children and six staff members. he also killed his mother. >>> new at 5:00 p.m., a push to save a dog from death. we told you about him when he attacked a police source in san francisco in august. ktvu's david stevenson is live with the latest move to keep the dog alive. >> reporter: late this afternoon the attorney for the owner obtained this restraining order, it prevents the city from euthanizing the dog. >> reporter: this is charlie. a pitbull. last august he attacked a u.s. park police horse. chasing him for a mile and a half. >> typical dog behavior. based on what we know, it is not typical to pursue a horse that you are afraid of. >> i saw the wounds but i am not sure how they occurred. bad things that were bound to occur. >> reporter: he is held by animal control and facing deaths for months now. the owner mounted an online campaign to raise support. today on the deadline for him to surrender the dog they said they would try to transfer him to a pet rescue. >> we can't do anything unless he surrenders the dog.
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
, connecticut the children of sandy hook elementary school will be heading back to class. however, they will not be returning to their school where 20 of their classmates were killed. instead, they will be going to a school in a neighboring town. desks, backpacks, and other belongings that the kids were forced to leave behind have all been brought to the school in nearby monroe, connecticut. school officials are also doing everything they can to make the kids feel as safe as possible. >> when the clock struck 12:00, it sounded like wedding bells in maryland. that's because same-sex couples in that state can now tie the knot. >> i'm very happy. this is as happy as i've ever been, and to be able to spend the rest of my life with bill legal he will and just show the gay community this can be done. >> maryland is the first state south of the mason dixon line to make gay marriage legal. nine states and the district of columbia have legalized same- sex marriage across the nation. connecticut, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, new hampshire, new york, vat, as well as washington. new
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
their respects to the shooting victims at sandy hook elementary school. residents yesterday took turns monitoring candles that had been lit on christmas eve, one candle for each of the vils. >>> this los angeles today, gun owners could swap weapons for groceries. gun owners were asked to come with unloaded weapons in the trunks of their vehicles in exchange for a $100 gift certificate for groceries. they got a $200 gift certificate if they turned in a so-called assault weapon of the buy-back program happens in the spring but was moved up this year because of the school shooting in connecticut. >> a newspaper that covers two counties north of new york city is at the sfr of a controversy after it posted a map online showing the names and addresses of handgun permit holders. on sunday, the journal news published interactive maps of westchester and rockland counties showing information about pistol and revolver permit holders. critics say it puts supporters in danger. opponents say it will show you neighbors are armed and were not not. >>> the day after christmas around the country was a rough day fo